Best Owner Operator Company
Advice On Finding The Best Owner Operator Company
Questions To Ask
My job as a recruiter has allowed me to have hundreds of conversations with owner operators. All of them are looking for the best owner operator company.
After years of talking with owner operators, I've gathered the list below of questions owner operators should be asking to find the best owner operator company to lease on to.
Every company will tell you they are the best. But so many owner operators I talk with are frustrated that what the story they were told does not match the reality.
I can tell you that successful owner operators take the time to calculate their total operating costs and consider everything a company offers, as well as what they charge their drivers.
The best owner operator companies are upfront with you.
Companies often “package” together the benefits of leasing on. I strongly encourage owner operators to ask questions and push deeper.
I’d recommend having a list of questions ready to ask.
Discover the details that impact every important financial decision you have to make as an owner operator.
Here are the questions I’d recommend that you ask:
Find out how often you can be on the road making money.
Really dig into the fine print and understand the requirements.
You should expect to be charged a reasonable base rate for leasing onto them. This is an acceptable industry practice since they are taking on the liability. They find and dispatch your loads, they provide the low group insurance policies, they handle billing, invoicing, statements, and all the safety and compliance required by the FMCSA.
Get the details to discover what costs might be passed on to you.
This matters because a lower score helps keep insurance premiums lower and results in fewer compliance checks.
Do they cover part of the cost?
Does the company cover the total cost of the ELD? What amount is the owner operator responsible to pay?
Where can you use it, what are the limitations?
Uncover the details to qualify for the program.
Are there mileage bonuses, safe driving incentives, or other programs available?
Dispatchers are the heart of every trucking company. Here’s an industry secret: The best owner operator companies have the best dispatch teams. Experienced dispatchers know how to consistently get high rates and great terms.
The Best Owner Operator Company
If you are looking for the best owner operator company in America, I encourage you to consider Trailer Transit, Inc.
- We don’t charge exorbitant rates, hidden fees, or oddball deductions.
- We offer year round stability with consistent freight and home time when you need it. The miles you drive each month are up to you, and the sky’s the limit as far as earning potential.
- Our fuel discount program is one of the best in the industry.
- We have one of the lowest liability and cargo insurance costs in the industry.
- We emphasize safety by requiring two DOT inspections per year, and we pay for the second inspection.
- Our dispatchers have over 20 years of experience and know every one of our owner operators by name.
- We could go on, but more details can be found here.
Owner Operator Perks
We pay 71% of the line haul from a job to our drivers & up to 80% when combined with:
- accessorial pay
- fuel surcharge
- deadhead pay
Our Owner Operators Are Fans, Too!
- The best company I ever worked for and they stand with you they don't leave you hanging out there.
My husband has driven for them for over 2 years now & they are the best company by far for owner operators. They treat you like family. Plus, you get to haul some pretty interesting things. We hope to stay until we retire. 👍
I have now been a trailer transit for 12 years and it is by far the best company I have ever worked for. I have been driving for 36 years total and have been an owner operator for the last 22. My only regret is that I didn't find this company earlier in my career.
By far the absolute best place to work! Everyone - both in the office and the owner operators - are great people! I’ve been here just over 2 years and am loving it.
As a former owner operator at Trailer Transit, I can unequivocally say, I was absolutely spoiled there. The office staff did their utmost to take stress away from me and was always forthcoming with pertinent information. Very personable people to deal with, so much so, that if I needed my driver number for something I had to ask them what it was. The attention to detail, the passion for a job well done, and the variety of work was parallel to none. I have personal reasons as to why I left, and I have every intention of returning when life allows.
Awesome family atmosphere!
I see a huge difference versus the mega carriers in the way I am being treated and dispatched. You are not just a number. Thank you to Audrey Brooks and the rest of the team!